Black Widow has been a curious character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She’s one of the few major superheroes that has yet to get her own standalone film, but she’s been put to solid use as a key component of the MCU. Though she debuted in Iron Man 2, Widow really flourished in The Avengers, and thanks to her relationship with Steve Rogers in the movie, she went on to co-star opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Following next month’s sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson is poised to don the suit again straight away in Captain America: Civil War. But unlike The Winter Soldier, which focused almost exclusively on Cap, Captain America 3 is pulling together a number of characters from the MCU to kick off the Civil War storyline—including Black Widow.
Steve recently sat down with Johansson for an exclusive interview at the Avengers: Age of Ultron press day, and he spoke with the actress about Captain America: Civil War and her reaction to reading the script for the first time:
“I have read the script for Civil War. You know, the film has a very different feeling than anything of Marvel’s that I’ve read or been a part of before. These films are—I don’t think darker is the right word because there’s definitely always going to be some kind of levity, and that comes in a form of humor or hope. When you compare these films to like Batman, it’s a different feeling obviously, it’s a different audience experience, but as the stakes loom like larger and larger I think these films are kind of maturing with the audience; so there’s even more complex psychological twists that I sort of hadn’t necessarily anticipated.”
When asked if Widow’s relationship with Cap automatically means she sides with Rogers in the Civil War storyline, the actress laughed and replied, “I can’t say anything about that.” But Johansson did discuss the prospect of working with The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo again on Civil War, who will also be helming Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2:
“I’m excited to work with the Russos again. They have a very different approach to this universe than Joss, just different. It will be interesting to see how they treat all of these new characters. When we were doing Cap 2, the film felt very much like we were doing a kind of ‘70s style car-chase political-thriller, it had that kind of flavor. But they were also dealing with far less characters, the stakes were just different. Now with Civil War it’s gonna be interesting to see how they set up this next phase, I think Cap 3 is definitely sort of like a pre-Avengers 3 and 4. It feels like that, whereas Cap 2 didn’t feel like it was necessarily part of The Avengers. I mean, it feels like a piece that fits in, but it didn’t feel like it was leading you into Avengers 2.”
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